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Building Surveys & Full Structural Surveys from Woodward's Qualified Building Surveyors

A comprehensive and more detailed report. Formerly referred to by many as a "Full Structural", the Building Survey is our top Level 3 report.

A Building Survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property, reported in a style to suit the property and your specific requirements. It is suitable for all properties, especially:


• Listed Buildings
• Older properties
• Buildings constructed in an unusual way, however old they are
• Properties you plan to renovate or alter in any way
• Properties that have had extensive alterations

It examines all accessible parts of the property - and you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the building. It is a product which can be tailored to your needs, agreed between you and your surveyor in advance.

 

If agreed, A Building Survey by a Chartered Surveyor includes:

• Major and minor defects and what they could mean
• Results of damp testing
• Damage to timbers - including woodworm and rot
• The condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage (though drains are not tested)
• Technical information on the construction of the property and the materials used
• The location
• Recommendations for any further special inspections

Rebuilding costs (for building insurance) is included for houses, but no for flats, as insurance is usually under a "Block" or Freeholders policy.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard, but your surveyor can provide this seperately if you require.

Building Surveys from Woodward Chartered Surveyors include:

1. Digital photographs to highlight certain issues and help you better explain them to builders, sellers and estate agents
2. Exploded diagrams to help you understand the construction methods
3. A glossary of terms to help you indentify features and descriptions